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India Travel » Luxury India Tours » Bhutan Tour - 08 days

Bhutan Tour - 08 days

Tour Brief

This is a private trip, you can start on any date. You can even request to customize this itinerary.

Duration: 07 Nights/ 08 Days
Price:Starting USD 3150 USD 3966 per person
Destination : Paro, Thimphu, Punakah, Paro
Region: Bhutan
Validity: Till March, 2017

These week-long introduction to Bhutan will operate year-round The tour focuses in the Kingdom's western valleys of Paro, Thimpu and the ancient capital at Punakha with a visit to Punakha Dzong & Punakha Valley,  your discovery begins with breath taking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, and the sacred Mountains of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake.
The culture is deeply Buddhist, the most remarkable feature of Bhutan is its view of life. Rather than striving to join the modern world, Bhutan is allowing it to enter only in measured doses, careful to preserve its underlying doctrine of promoting the country's "gross national happiness". It revels in its isolation.


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Itinerary

Our Luxury itineraries below are bare-bone versions & only state the essentials like travel duration, sites you can visit for sightseeing and the route. For more detailed itineraries please request from our website or via call. While all these luxury tours are guided, it also allows you to customize your day to day schedule, change your hotels, add or subtract activities within a city as per your interest or in consultation with us or your guide or as per available time. Our itineraries are made to deliver optimal travel routes and experience.

Day 01: Arrive Paro
Arrive at Paro International Airport, as per your flight schedule, our representative will meet you at Airport for pick up and transfer to hotel, after check in take rest, day at your leisure, later in the evening if interested you can opt to go for a stroll in the local market, Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Paro
After breakfast, full day to explore Paro, which is home of some Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries. Drive up the valley to visit Drukgyel Dzong. It was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over Tibetan invaders. Though largely destroyed by fire in 1951, its towering outer walls are still an imposing sight. From here, on a clear day, you will have a splendid view of Mt. Chomolhari.
Later visit Ta Dzong, which was built in 1651 as a watchtower to protect Rinpung Dzong. Since 1968 it is home to the National Museum. Its collection includes ancient Bhutanese art and artefacts, weapons, coins, stamps and a small natural history collection. Then walk down a short hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, the ‘Fortress of the Heap of Jewels’ built in 1646 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. It now houses the district administration offices and Paro’s monastic community, Evening free to take rest, Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03:  Paro
After breakfast, Take a morning hike up to Taktsang Monastery, which is famously known as the ‘Tiger’s Nest’. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave for 3 months. Return back and take rest, evening free,  Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04: Paro To Thimphu
After breakfast, Start the day with transfer from Paro to Thimphu, after an hour drive you will reach Haa via the Chele-la pass,  this place has some superb view of the mountains Chomolhari and Jichu Drake, and if the weather is favorable you will stop here to stroll around, Later after lunch visit Lhakhang Karpo (“White Temple”) and Lhakhang Nagpo (“Black Temple”), further continue your driver to arrive Thimphu , after check in take rest, evening free, Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: Thimphu
After breakfast, today you will visit the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu, it is a lively place, an interesting combination of tradition and modernity, you day tour will include The National Memorial Chorten, built as a memorial to Bhutan’s third king, “the Father of Modern Bhutan”, and as a monument to world peace,
The National Institute of Traditional Medicine (outside only) where herbal medicines are made up and dispensed and traditional medicine practitioners are trained,
The Institute for Zorig Chusum, where students learn the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan,
The National Library, which houses an extensive collection of Buddhist literature including many ancient Buddhist texts in block-printed format,
Tashichhodzong, “the Fortress of the Glorious Religion”, which is situated by the Wang Chu and Thimphu’s most impressive building, evening free, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Thimphu To Punakha
After breakfast, transfer from Thimphu  to Punakha, which was the capital of Bhutan until 1955.
En route we will have a short coffee break at Dochula Pass (3150m), Arrive Punakha and check in hotel, after some rest, day tour to visit Punakha Dzong (fortress) this beautiful fortress was completed in the 17th century, Then visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, these stupas were constructed recently.  After that we will drive to Wandue Phodrang Dzong and the local market. The district of Wandue Phodrang is also known for its bamboo products, stone and slate carvings, evening free, Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 07: Punakha To Paro
Morning at your leisure, later after breakfast, transfer from Punakha to Paro, this will be about 5 hours driver, on the way you will visit Bhutan’s oldest fortress Semtokha Dzong (built in 1627), which has a series of over 300 finely worked slate carvings behind the prayer wheels in the courtyard, later arrive Paro and check in hotel, take rest, evening free, Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 08: Depart Paro
After breakfast, as per your flight schedule transfer to Paro International airport to take your flight for your onward journey.

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Hotels

Our Hotels for Luxury tours come at 3 pricing levels- Superior , Luxury and Opulent.
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Superior

Our Superior option come with the choicest of 5-star hotels or luxury forts, palaces and camps. The Superior option might have a few or all entry level 5 star hotels as opposed to next up the Luxury option which usually comprised of 5 star deluxe hotel .Other than the hotels, all service levels are same as the next higher luxury option. From the personal meet-and-greet at the time of arrival to your check-in at the hotel, our representative will ensure you settle in well in your new environs. Superior trips come with standard rooms in your selected 5-star hotel with care being taken to provide the hotels that match the international service standards and expectations. While some cities might not have a 5-star, care is taken to provide the best option available in such places.
These trips come with a personal guide for each city you visit. A luxury vehicle, in the form of a Toyota Innova, is used for all transportation and sightseeing. Superior trip option prices include any domestic flights that might be on your itinerary.

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Luxury

Our luxury trips come with the choicest of 5 star hotels or luxury forts, palaces and camps. With a personal meet and greet at time of arrival to your check-in at the hotel, our representative will ensure you settle in well in your new environs. All our Luxury trips come with standard rooms in your selected 5 star hotel with care being taken to provide the hotels that match the international service standards and expectations. While some cities might not have a 5 star, care is taken to provide the best option available in such places.
Our Luxury trips come with a personal guide for each city you visit. A luxury vehicle in form of Toyota Innova is used for all transportation and sightseeing.

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Opulent

Our Opulent trips are for those who want to bask in Luxury. These are the most premium accommodations available coupled with an option to have a personal escort throughout your touring or have individual city guides. From the time you arrive till the time you leave, your personal escort ( or remotely assigned representative, in case you did not select personal escort) will see that all your demands are been met. While our luxury Toyota Van comes standard with all our Opulent Trips, you have the liberty to upgrade transportation to Mercedes S class or BMW for an additional price.
Our Opulent tours also include all domestic flights and entrance charges.

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Paro Uma Paro
Thimphu Taj Tashi
Punakha Amankora Punakha

Inclusion/ Exclusion

Package Cost Includes:
1) Accommodation in one Room on twin sharing basis in the above mentioned hotels.
2) Daily breakfast in Paro & Thimphu Hotels.
3) All meals during your stay at Punakha hotels.
4) All pick up, drop, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary by private luxury car, including all toll tax, parking and driver charges.
6) Personal English speaking guide during your sightseeing in each city.
7) Monument entrance fee.
8) All applicable tax.

Package Cost Does Not Include:
1) Items of personal Nature like Porterage, Tips, Laundry, Mineral Water.
2) All other items and services not mentioned above.

Tips to customize

(Please note, some suggested activities might already be included in the published price. Speak to our travel consultant for exact details)
On such a long trip the only valid possibility is to  either add a couple of days just to slow down and live the moment a little longer or possibly add a 2 day trip to Ranthambore National Park ( for Tiger Safari). This is a complete Rajasthan – at its cultural best.
Other variations of Rajasthan trips can be looked into for shorter durations  or similar durations but with shorter overall distance to travel.

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